Requested: Soft and Peachy Lids, Cheeks and Lips
Here’s the inspiration for the look, and while I don’t have the same kewpie-doll features or the porcelain skin of the model, this is the basic way you can recreate the look for yourself.
The key to the look is a matching coral/peach tone on the cheeks and in the crease, echoing a glossy soft coral lip.
Because this is using hazy, matte shades, I would say it’s probably going to work better on pale to medium skins. If you have dark skin, you can definitely still create the effect but you would need a much deeper taupe brown and a stronger peach/brick shadow in order for the look not to go chalky.
You will need:
- A taupe shadow that is quite smoky and matte (I used I Nuovi eyeshadow in Bark, but NYX True Taupe shadow is a very good option; if you have medium to caramel skin, MAC’s Concrete is probably better.)
- A rather bright peach-coral matte blush* (I used I Nuovi blush in Dolly. Most brands will have a nice peach alternative, and the key thing to watch out for is MATTE, MATTE, MATTE.) Revlon has a nice matte blush called Tawny Peach which might work well, but use ANY bright matte peach you like.
- Dark brown pencil (non-metallic; just get one of those dual-eye/brow pencils from Maybelline, Revlon, etc)
- A white or beige pencil
- A coral lipstick (I layered Revlon Lipbutter in Tutti Frutti with Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef to get that slight pink-hued coral, but you can just get something like Maybelline Coral Rush or NYX Haute Melon instead of layering)
*Yes, I didn’t use a peach shadow for the look! A bright warm peach blush works just as well on the lid as long as you soften the color a bit, and this is a perfect way to make sure the colors coordinate perfectly. Read on for what I did!
Step 1: I primed the lid and then applied the taupe brown all over the mobile lid. Be careful to concentrate the color within the crease area (if you have double lids) and not go too far up. Run along the outer halves of the lower lash line as well.
Pack it on quite strong because the brown in this look is actually quite strong and almost smoky.
Step 2: Peachy crease. Applying a bright peach/coral blush directly on the lid can make you look like someone just socked you in the eye. What I did was pick up a little loose powder with a blending brush, and then tap it into the peach blush. This creates a softer, subtler, barely-there peach hue that is much more flattering.
Apply this to the socket, just above the taupe brown and fade it out so there isn’t an obvious line. Just a haze of peachiness.
Step 3: Using a dark brown pencil (non-metallic) run along the entire lower and upper lash line. If it looks uneven, you can use a brush or cotton bud to smooth it out slightly. The eye liner should not look harsh.
Step 4: To finish, it’s optional, but it seems the makeup artist applied a little beige liner along the lower waterline. If you don’t have beige, it’s ok to use a matte white as long as you are light-handed and don’t apply too much. It should sheer out to a beige-tone after you blink a few times.
Step 5: Curl lashes and apply mascara. This isn’t a very “lash-ey” look, so don’t overdo it. Simply wiggle the brush at the base of the lashes and pull out. You just want to make sure the upper lash line is very dark, not that you have huge lashes.
Step 6: The easy part is just to apply the same blush to the cheeks. Go quite far in towards your nose (as compared to the usual looks) but make sure there are no streaks or harsh lines. This creates a more “doll-like” effect when done well.
Step 7: On the lips, I used Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef, which is a coral with a touch of pink. It’s slightly softer than what the model wore.